Ratings Key



★★★★
= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
★★★
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Friday, February 19, 2016

The 2015 Orloks - 1968 Results

Started many moons ago by Prof-Hieronymos-Grost, the Orloks were a yearly poll on the IMDb horror boards where users submitted Top 5 lists of their favorite horror movies for each year. All of the results were then tabulated to come up with a definitive list of the year's most-liked genre offerings. Alas, when the good Professor decided to depart the boards years ago, the awards went with him... that is until now. IMDb-er seth_yeah - taking on responsibilities as both host and calculator - has decided to bring back this long-standing tradition in 2015, and now the awards will have a permanent place right here on this blog. Scoring is rather simple and done on a weighted system where first choice receives 5 points, second choice 4 points, etc., with a +1 bonus then awarded to the #1 selection on each list. IMDb release years are being used, but it is left up to voters to determine what they may or may not consider horror (which may be in conflict with IMDb's genre labeling system). If you'd like to participate, head on over to the IMDb HORROR BOARDS to vote! So without any further ado, the results...

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1968
Top 5
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1. Night of the Living Dead
USA / 93 points / George A. Romero
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2. Rosemary's Baby
USA / 57 points / Roman Polanski
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3. Witchfinder General (The Conqueror Worm)
UK / 32 points / Michael Reeves
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4. Targets
USA / 29 points / Peter Bogdanovich
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5. The Devil Rides Out (The Devil's Bride)
UK / 24 points / Terence Fisher

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Making the Top 10:

6. Yabu no naka no kuroneko (Kuroneko) / Japan / 18 points / Kaneto Shindô
7. Vargtimmen (Hour of the Wolf) / Sweden / 10 points / Ingmar Bergman
8. (tie) Dracula Has Risen from the Grave / UK / 7 points / Freddie Francis
8. (tie) Hasta el viento tiene miedo (Even the Wind is Afraid) / Mexico / 7 points / Carlos Enrique Taboada
8. (tie) O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão (The Strange World of Coffin Joe) / Brazil / 7 points / José Mojica Marins
9. (tie) Fando y Lis (Fando and Lis) / Mexico / 6 points / Alejandro Jodorowsky
9. (tie) Il sesso degli angeli (The Sex of Angels) / Italy, West Germany / 6 points / Ugo Liberatore
9. (tie) Le viol du vampire (The Rape of the Vampire) / France / 6 points / Jean Rollin
10. Un tranquillo posto di campagna (A Quiet Place in the Country) / France, Italy / 5 points / Elio Petri

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Others receiving votes:

- Confessions of a Psycho Cat / USA / Herb Stanley
- Fear Chamber (Torture Zone) / Mexico, USA / Jack Hill, Juan Ibáñez
- Ghastly Ones, The / USA / Andy Milligan
- Hebi musume to hakuhatsuma (The Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch) / Japan / Noriaki Yuasa
- Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro (Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell) / Japan / Hajime Satô
- La marca del Hombre Lobo (Frankenstein's Bloody Terror) / Spain, West Germany / Enrique López Eguiluz
- La morte ha fatto l'uovo (Death Laid an Egg) / France, Italy / Guilio Questi
- Name of the Game Is Kill!, The / USA / Gunnar Hellström
- Omicidio per vocazione (Deadly Inheritance) / Italy / Vittorio Sindoni
- Più tardi Claire, più tardi... (Run, Psycho, Run) / Italy / Brunello Rondi
- Pretty Poison / USA / Noel Black
- Twisted Nerve / UK / Roy Boulting
- Una iena in cassaforte (A Hyena in the Safe) / Italy / Cesare Canevari
- Whistle and I'll Come to You / UK [TV] / Jonathan Miller
- Yôkai daisensô (Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare) / Japan / Yoshiyuki Kuroda

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